Rumor has it that tensions are extraordinarily high between Facebook and perhaps its best-known third-party developer, Zynga (makers of FarmVille). Zynga is rumored to be taking FarmVille off Facebook—but that might not be in anyone's best interest.
If you could earn virtual coin in exchange for doing simple real world tasks, would you do it? Now there's a way to find out: Gambit, a company that specializes in monetizing social gaming, has teamed with Crowdflower, which manages crowd-sourced tasks for clients to create a weirdly novel hybrid system. Players who complete tasks for Crowdflower companies can earn social gaming credits in exchange for their work.